Twinkling lights, the crunch of snow underfoot and the comfort of a steaming glass of mulled wine; if there’s one thing keeping many of us going during the winter it’s the welcome arrival of Christmas markets. The rich scent of roasted meats mingle with the homely smell of gingerbread, making these yuletide gatherings impossible to resist, even when the temperature drops down.
With the festive period almost upon us, we decided to share with you some of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe.
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UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites showcases both mankind’s greatest architectural achievements and the planet’s most naturally stunning landscapes, making them some of the most awe-inspiring places to visit on earth. While you may never be able to see all of the sites scattered around the globe (there are over a thousand at time of writing), there are many located only a short distance from the UK. To help you seek out these cultural hotspots, we’ve created a guide to five of the most beautiful UNESCO sites you can reach via ferry.
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On the edge of the lush Weerribben Wieden National Park is a place lost in time. Giethoorn has become famous as the village with no roads, a place where all transport is waterborne. Known for its nickname as ‘The Venice of Holland’, this peaceful and idyllic village lays among a maze of canoe routes, ornate wooden bridges and endless cycling tracks. Take a closer look at this unspoiled beauty, and be inspired to embark on a Netherlands adventure of your own.
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The young, vibrant city of Rotterdam is teeming with life, stunning architecture and home to Europe’s biggest port. The perfect place to visit on a minicruise, you can see all the best of Netherland’s ‘second city’ in a relatively short time thanks to its excellent public transport system. To help you plan your time effectively, there are a number of essential things to do in Rotterdam you can add to your minicruise itinerary.
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There is no better way to get know a country than by tasting some its delicious delicacies. Luckily, the capital of Netherlands is packed-full of moreish morsels and phenomenal street food. To assist you through the minefield of savory snacks and sweet treats we’ve highlighted some of the most well-known delicacies and the best street food tours in Amsterdam to help you find them.
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